Cricket: Fame and Fortune
By Sandeep Kumar, New Delhi
It is common knowledge that changes in time and format have helped cricket become a money-minting source of entertainment associated with glitz and glamour as much as skilled performance. With the popularity of the T20 format and the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket — like all big business — today involves big money, and by extension, all the murkiness that surrounds the pursuit of lucre. When two teams clash on the cricket fields, there’s now too much at stake in the world outside — huge amounts of money to be made or lost.